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More road work wanted in Livingston Parish

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WALKER- Leaders in Livingston Parish want to widen Hwy. 190 across more of the parish.

It's part of the "wish list" they gave federal leaders when the two groups met in Washington, D.C. Recently.

In addition to Hwy. 190, leaders want other streets to get attention, too.

"We've done a pretty good job of going east and west but, we still have antiquated roads from north and south ... we have a [tax] that helps upgrade the local roads. But, on the state highways we haven't had any improvements or built new roads since the 1920's," Councilman Marshall Harris said.

Leaders also want to extend Juban Road north and do work on bridges on Magnolia Bridge Road and a future bridge on Hooper Road.

Most of the projects still need to be studied before a price tag can be attached, but the Juban Road extension is estimated to cost at least $6 million.

"For 6 million dollars to move 20,000 cars a day... That's a small cost," Harris said.

 

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